This year has been a huge disappointment in my running so far. As a freshmen, with 15-20 mpw over the summer and running competitively since a kid, I ran: 19:15 5k, 2:23 800m, 5:19 mile, 68 400m. This year, with 28-35 mpw a week over the summer and strides after most of them: 18:40 and 11:15 2mile(could've gone faster) in cross, then got sick for a month and started indoor about a month ago. First week back I ran a 2:27, and 2:23 800 then trained more for 2 weeks or so. After the training I did a 5:16 mile that saturday, then a 5:07 mile pr in 35 degrees for a race on an outdoor track thurs. 3 days after I had my last race indoor where I shit the bed beyond belief and ran a 5:14, losing to a kid I beat all freshman year by 16 seconds... So my question is what should I do to be great by outdoor. I'm a soph and am more suited to long distances, and can handle higher mileage. I can't handle what our team does that well, which is a workout monday, workout/race wed, and serious saturday meet, making it hard to get in a long run during the week. Should I take off time between seasons even though I have only been running for a little over a month? When I'm taking off time should I do core/strength training? I have about 3 weeks until we start practice for outdoor to whip myself into shape. During the season I usually don't do a long run sundays since I am weak from the meet saturday, should I change this? Right now, I feel almost burn't out even though our team does only 25-30 mpw (almost all on concrete). Outdoor my goals are 2:13 800m, 4:50 mile, and sub 10:20 2 mile. They sound ambitios but I really think with the speed I got from striders over the summer I may be able to do them. How can I alter my idiotic coach's schedule to help me run a lot faster? My endurance has been shot ever since I got that month sickness.